Nick Fury And Shield

I was watching Marvel’s Avengers on TV and I noticed something for the first time. Nick Fury and Shield go hand in hand, but that is a given. What I noticed was the gun he was carrying.  Of all the pistols he could have, he pulls out a S&W M&P Shield. Haha very funny. I am not sure if this was the decision of Joss Whedon, the director, or a suggestion by the props master?

Here is the scene from the movie. It is when Samuel L Jackson, rushes out to shoot down a plane from taking off the Helicarrier. He manages to take one plane down, but a second takes off. He whips out the M&P Shield as if to shoot the plane down with a sub compact pistol. Ahh Hollywood, you so silly. Don’t even get me started with that support hand grip covering up his right thumb. At least he has thumbs high and forward.

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Here is the video clip.

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  • Sam

    Pretty sure that was a fullsize M&P9 and not a shield.

    • Nicholas Chen

      I don’t think so. Watch the clip. The size and narrowness of the slide looks like a Shield

      • Anonymoose

        I dunno, man. Looks like a M&P9 Compact to me. The slide’s too long and wide to be a Shield, and I see a rail that’s too short to be the full-size.

        • Mr Mxyzptlk

          No, it just looks small thanks to Samuel L Jacksons man-hands and the angle. If you looks at the relative positions of the slide stop notch, the relief cut for the takedown lever, and the front of the slide it is clear that it is a full size. Also, in the rest of the film there are much clearer shots and it is always a full size pistol.

          • Nick Grahm

            OMG. It doesn’t matter. Like either one will bring down a jet.

          • Chicken Little

            He runs out of ammo for his primary weapon and, as he’s been trained to do, goes for his sidearm. Training, not thinking.

            If the plane had been still and not already taking off – yes, may be useless, but why not empty the magazine against the cockpit?

            If going for broke . . .

          • Manny Fal

            He might of had advanced exploding bullets or perhaps armour piercing, so damage of the plane or it’s pilot might have been possible.

          • Westin

            He -is- facing the rear nozzle/turbines of the engine, might be futile but it’s not like a side shot on the armor. Introduce a sufficient instability and it would shake itself apart.

            As a character element, I was disappointed that he didn’t -try- to hit the jet .. and that (futile or not) they didn’t depict him sparking about 50% of the attempts on-target despite the difficulty of the shot.

          • William Wallace

            His primary weapon is a RPG? Where did he just happen to find a rocket laucher on the deck of a helicarrier? Those things are just laying around for emergency usage on a launch deck? In case of unauthorized take-off, break glass.

          • Mr Mxyzptlk

            Well, the ID of a model of gun does matter when this is the whole point of an article and it is wrong.

            Just to add for those who haven’t seen it or don’t remember, it isn’t like this is the only scene where he uses the M&P. He also uses it a bunch of other times against more appropriately squishy people targets.

      • MrEllis

        Hey, Nick, the compact and regular M&P have an indentation near the front the Shield does not. In the same movie he carries a couple different versions of the M&P, at least it seems. The Shield is smoother, with a slab side. The length from the slide catch to the indentation is too short on the Shield. But it’s still funny they use M&Ps, has to be a connection.

  • SerenGetter

    That’s just the full=size M&P9, you can even see the large beaver-tail over his grip

  • Mr Mxyzptlk

    I posted the link to the IMFDB page a couple of hours ago with more caps showing that it is a full size but it is still sitting waiting the be moderated, so if you want proof just search for it on IMFDB.

  • Paul White

    Didn’t he not use the handgun to take down the jet though? Like he looked at it fo ra second, said nah, and grabbed a rocket launcher?

    • Mister Thomas

      Other way around.

    • schizuki

      Took out first plane with RL, made futile attempt on second with pistol.

  • Xanderbach

    On a related note, i have the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo on the magazine base and the slide cap of my M&P Shield. I figure if I’m carrying it every day, I may as well make it as dorky as I am. Sadly, both are no longer available because of copyright.

    • Grindstone50k

      Could still get it done by a laser engraver.

    • floppyscience

      My brother also has the S.H.I.E.L.D. slide cover plate on his Shield. Sad to hear they aren’t available anymore.

    • Cymond

      I have an Umbrella Corp AR-15 and a Racoon City STARS slide plate on my Glock. I also have Umbrella and STARS patches on their cases.

      Dorks unite!

    • Richard

      Hail Hydra

  • Full Name

    When I was a kid, Nick Fury was a US Army sergeant in charge of a squad of commandos. And he was white. Red-headed with a day’s growth of stubble and always a cigar in his face. Google “Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos”

    • BBQ

      When I was a kid, Spiderman often got heckled by Nick Fury and Nick Fury sort of looked like what I assume to be an 80’s porn star.

      The mustache and blue skintight suit wasn’t helping.

    • Budogunner

      And when I was a kid Batman was played by Adam West and Caesar Romeo just painted his mustache white when playing The Joker.

    • smartacus

      it’s true. and i still have the Marvel Universe card from 1991 to prove it.

    • mikewest007

      Yeah, and he was played by David Hasselhoff, of all people.

    • MrDakka

      Earth-616 (mainstream universe) Nick Fury is white, Earth-1610 (ultimate universe) Nick Fury is black.

  • SP mclaughlin

    I thought that S&W developed the M&P Shield after the Avengers.

    • floppyscience

      The M&P Shield was released only about a month before Avengers. It definitely wasn’t around when they were filming.

  • Pete

    It’s not an M&P Shield, it’s a S.H.I.E.L.D. M&P. Small but significant difference, like when I tell you the girl you’re going out with tonight is awful pretty when in fact she is pretty awful.

  • El Duderino

    “Yo dawg, I heard you like Shield, so…”

  • Sam Deeley-Crane

    in the agents of shield tv show most of the team us either full size m&p’s or shields aswell

    • Mr Mxyzptlk

      No shields, only full-size and compacts.

  • Bill

    I think it’s a Webley/Fosbery. Well, wasn’t that the movie where the guy had the bow and arrow?

  • BattleshipGrey

    I can’t bring myself to watch the vid yet, since I have yet to see the Avengers, Cap’n America 2, Iron Man 2 & 3. This is hard to believe since I grew up reading comics and continued well into my twenties.

  • Leigh Rich

    Samuel L Jackson is anti-gun

    • Cymond

      I’m not sure how that’s relevant to the M&P and it’s inclusion in a film, which is what were discussing here.

      • Leigh Rich

        hAPPY you support gun bans Cymond. Obama IS YOUR BEST FRIEND?

  • LCON

    I found it funny he uses a RPG to shoot the first F35. What no Stingers? and of course the F35’s in the film are the Live Free Die Hard model with dual intake mounted Cannons…. after all it’s not like the gasses from firing will oh I don’t know effect the engine.

  • Tassiebush

    I want someone to bring out a M&V (monsters and villains) Hydra model.